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Celebrating National Public Health Week 

Entries to the Capital Region PhotoVoice Project will be on display at the School of Public Health as part of National Public Health Week.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2017) — An exhibit of photos that celebrate people and organizations dedicated to pursuing health and well-being will be on display next week at UAlbany’s School of Public Health (SPH).

The photos were part of the Capital Region PhotoVoice Project contest, and the three winners will talk about their organizations as part of a lunch reception and panel discussion from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in SPH Room 110A.

Howard Zucker, the commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, will be the featured speaker at the reception, which is open to the public. It is just one of the events in SPH’s celebration of National Public Health Week, which kicks off Monday, April 3, with a potluck luncheon.

The photo contest winners are Amy Klein of Capital Roots; Jerome Brown of Albany Cure Violence, Trinity Alliance; and Cate Bohn of the Council on Children and Families. All photos submitted for the contest will hang at SPS through April 5, and at the Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue on April 6 and 7.


One of the winning photos in the Capital Region PhotoVoice Project.

National Public Health Week is part of a push by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a national nonprofit that focuses on public health issues and policy, to improve health, safety and well-being for all Americans.

SPH’s events begin Monday, April 3, at noon with a healthy pot luck lunch for faculty, students and staff. For more information and to register, click here.

Later on Monday there will be a panel discussion, Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence from a Public Health Perspective. With 30,000 Americans killed by guns each year and another 60,000 injured, APHA considers gun violence a public health crisis.

The discussion, with keynote speaker Sunny Schnitzer of the organization Everytown for Gun Safety and a team of panelists, is geared toward the entire UAlbany community, community members in medical, clinical and public health fields, and the general public.

For more information, click here. Schnitzer will hold a presentation on gun violence for undergraduates Monday at 9 a.m. in Lecture Center Room 19 on the Uptown Campus.

Other National Public Health Week events include:

Leveraging Online Education to Connect with the Health Workforce, a session focusing on teaching strategies and relevant courses for working professionals. 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 4, SPH Classroom 2.

Public Health Ethics and Infectious Diseases: Lessons from the Ebola and Zika Epidemics,
a presentation by Sean Philpott-Jones, chair of the Department of Bioethics at Clarkson University’s Capital Region Campus. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in GEC Classroom 4, Health Sciences Campus.

#PHedTalk Public Health Career Talk, an alumni and student presentation on careers in public health. Noon- 1p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Assembly Hall, Campus Center, Uptown Campus.

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